Cappellini with Tomato Cold Sauce

Cappellini with Tomato Cold Sauce

A mix of heirloom tomatoes combines with basil, olive oil, and a bit of garlic to create a flavorful cold sauce that's served over hot pasta.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword pasta
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4


  • 6 medium heirloom tomatoes chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 10 basil leaves finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup olive oil extra virgin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Parmesan cheese for garnish
  • 16 ounces Cappellini pasta


  1. Thoroughly mix tomatoes, garlic, basil, and olive oil in a large serving bowl. Add salt and pepper to taste.

    Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let the mixture marinate for four hours or more at room temperature.

    Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and transfer to large bowl. Add tomato cold sauce to pasta and stir until combined. Serve with a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese, if desired.

    The pasta can be stored in the refrigerator and reheated in a microwave. The sauce will no longer be cold but still tastes amazing!